TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

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TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby scammedhard » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:27 am

And the negative drumbeat continues... Now it's TIME magazine's turn to remind all of us about the perils of law school:

"Consumers Finally Figure Out That Law School is Overrated"

http://moneyland.time.com/2011/07/05/co ... overrated/

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby acadec » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:35 am

Wait, graduates from lower-ranked schools make less money? Thanks, WSJ/Time.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:39 am

acadec wrote:Wait, graduates from lower-ranked schools make less money? Thanks, WSJ/Time.


A lot of people think law school is law school, lawyers make a lot of money, therefore law school is amazing.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:42 am

The really dumb part of these articles isn't that they aren't telling us something new. It's that they are pretending unemployed or underpaid JD is a new phenomenon.

time wrote:"Not so long ago, enrolling in law school was an almost guaranteed ticket to a six-figure salary "


A t14 degree did, but the majority of T1 grads, even during the boom, started below six figures. The vast majority of T2 grads did. And practically nobody at TTT's got six figs. And plenty of TTT students were unemployable.

Going to a nont14 was always a stupid mistake. Now T14s are a worse bet than before.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby sd5289 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:48 am

Wait, only people serious about being a lawyer should go to law school and not the people who don't know what else to do after undergrad?

Shocking.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby TTH » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:00 am

I wanna get hold of LSAC's CRS mailing list and just send this stuff out once a day.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby scammedhard » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:02 am

sd5289 wrote:Wait, only people serious about being a lawyer should go to law school and not the people who don't know what else to do after undergrad?

Shocking.

I think that you are only mentioning the least useful part of the "advice." Did you get the part that says: "Finally, let your results on the LSAT influence your decision: If you aren’t qualified to get into an elite law school, consider that it might not be the right career for you anyway"?

So sd5289, do you have an LSAT to get into an elite law school?

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby robotclubmember » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:07 am

scammedhard wrote:
sd5289 wrote:Wait, only people serious about being a lawyer should go to law school and not the people who don't know what else to do after undergrad?

Shocking.

I think that you are only mentioning the least useful part of the "advice." Did you get the part that says: "Finally, let your results on the LSAT influence your decision: If you aren’t qualified to get into an elite law school, consider that it might not be the right career for you anyway"?

So sd5289, do you have an LSAT to get into an elite law school?


According to her, she got a 162. So sd5289, retake or gtfo this profession while you're still an arrogant 0L who doesn't know shit about the economy or legal market.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby scammedhard » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:10 am

robotclubmember wrote:According to her, she got a 162. So sd5289, retake or gtfo this profession while you're still an arrogant 0L who doesn't know shit about the economy or legal market.

+∞.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby sd5289 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:43 am

robotclubmember wrote:According to her, she got a 162. So sd5289, retake or gtfo this profession while you're still an arrogant 0L who doesn't know shit about the economy or legal market.


The irony of this accusation is astounding.

Not everyone interested in the profession is intent on BigLaw. :roll:

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:14 pm

sd5289 wrote:
robotclubmember wrote:According to her, she got a 162. So sd5289, retake or gtfo this profession while you're still an arrogant 0L who doesn't know shit about the economy or legal market.


The irony of this accusation is astounding.

Not everyone interested in the profession is intent on BigLaw. :roll:


Hahaha, big law is the easiest entry level job to get. They come to you to interview for fuck's sake.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby Sounder89 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:44 pm

"Touro Law Center, Albany Law School and Creighton University School of Law have all announced plans to cut enrollment"

Good, now if all the rest of the non T1 schools follow suit law school might become less of a joke.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby robotclubmember » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:44 pm

sd5289 wrote:
robotclubmember wrote:According to her, she got a 162. So sd5289, retake or gtfo this profession while you're still an arrogant 0L who doesn't know shit about the economy or legal market.


The irony of this accusation is astounding.

Not everyone interested in the profession is intent on BigLaw. :roll:


You must be new here.

And please, enlighten me on the irony.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:48 pm

robotclubmember wrote:
sd5289 wrote:
robotclubmember wrote:According to her, she got a 162. So sd5289, retake or gtfo this profession while you're still an arrogant 0L who doesn't know shit about the economy or legal market.


The irony of this accusation is astounding.

Not everyone interested in the profession is intent on BigLaw. :roll:


You must be new here.

And please, enlighten me on the irony.

I'm just going to assume it's just another gross misuse of the word.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby camelcrema » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:53 pm

Link below the article: "Is it time to start stockpiling bacon?"

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby LEPinBOS » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:55 pm

I'm going to W&M. It's not a T14, but it's one of the best law schools in the Southeast. What am I to think about all this?

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby Stringer Bell » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:58 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
acadec wrote:Wait, graduates from lower-ranked schools make less money? Thanks, WSJ/Time.


A lot of people think law school is law school, lawyers make a lot of money, therefore law school is amazing.


This. Alot of people really have no idea about the distinctions. Most people I talk to think my decision to attend law school is fantastic. Some think it's foolish. Where I'm going probably only influences 10%-15%ish of these people in terms of which bucket they fall into.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:59 pm

LEPinBOS wrote:I'm going to W&M. It's not a T14, but it's one of the best law schools in the Southeast. What am I to think about all this?


Depends. Do you have at least a decent scholarship/instate tuition? Plan to practice in the general region around the school? Have realistic expectations as to the options that will be available to you upon graduating? Are you ok with those options?

If you answered yes to all those questions, then you probably made a decent choice.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:00 pm

LEPinBOS wrote:I'm going to W&M. It's not a T14, but it's one of the best law schools in the Southeast. What am I to think about all this?


That you should be on a full ride.

Also isn't W&M less than three hours from 3 T14?

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby gens1tb » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:01 pm

time to take the money saved for law school and invest in bacon
but diversification is important so canadian bacon too

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:02 pm

gens1tb wrote:time to take the money saved for law school and invest in bacon
but diversification is important so canadian bacon too

But then you are just investing in ham, which is TTT

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby thecilent » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:05 pm

camelcrema wrote:Link below the article: "Is it time to start stockpiling bacon?"

Titcr.

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby FantasticMrFox » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:09 pm

thecilent wrote:
camelcrema wrote:Link below the article: "Is it time to start stockpiling bacon?"

Titcr.

:lol: :lol:

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby robotclubmember » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:59 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
LEPinBOS wrote:I'm going to W&M. It's not a T14, but it's one of the best law schools in the Southeast. What am I to think about all this?


That you should be on a full ride.

Also isn't W&M less than three hours from 3 T14?


Within a 3 hour radius, your school is behind UVA, Duke, Georgetown and GWU (in that order). You should reconsider your prospects, which are not as good as W&M's website claim them to be. How much $$$ bro?

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Re: TIME Magazine: Law School is Overrated

Postby ahduth » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:29 pm

LEPinBOS wrote:I'm going to W&M. It's not a T14, but it's one of the best law schools in the Southeast. What am I to think about all this?


Score a clerkship? Do relentless pro bono litigation in your local court until you build a practice?

Law firms are being destroyed by their own horrendous structure:

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/arti ... digm_shift

You'll still be a lawyer, figure out what you want to do, and do it. I just wouldn't assume someone's going to hold your hand through that whole process.




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